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This is beautiful prose and poetry combined. I had the opportunity to hear Marianne Williamson speak last February. It was inspirational. The quote used is one that reminds me, when I pause and live each moment, I have the opportunity to find the meaning that is within me. It is so reminiscent of Parker Palmer.

Originally posted on Lead Our Lives:

It is my favorite phrase. For in each moment, we have the opportunity to hit the “reset” button on our experience and to dance fully into our being. Takes courage to be…ourselves.

Spontaneity has not always been easy for me. The voice in my head which always needed to know enough to make an educated guess about the outcome, simply did not allow much to spontaneously spring forth into my experience.   Today, I know how absolutely powerful the gift of spontaneity is…especially when my heart speaks and I heed its call.

The beginning of a new calendar year brings with it the expectation that so much can change if only we resolve to do something. Oh, and there it is…expectation…and to do something.

Expectations create disappointment.

Let us intend a different experience for ourselves and therefore for those in our lives – those who are here and those…

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About ivonprefontaine

I have been an educator for almost 20 years. Prior to that, I worked in private industry for 15 years, then returned to university to earn my education degree. For the past 11 years, I have been a co-creator of learning in a unique, progressive, alternative educational school of choice. Currently, I am engaged in a doctoral program at Gonzaga University in Spokane. A main theme in my learning there has been the roles of systems thinking, complexity theory, and organizational theory, and how they apply to education generally and the learning environment I share with students, parents, and colleagues.

9 responses »

  1. I think this is beautiful

  2. This was perfect for me, beginning each day with a positive is my way to get beyond my grief so far I have been a week without crying and revert to head under the bed-covers. Thank you for brightening my day!

  3. My mother’s motto was: The secret of life is the power of love. I find that to be the truth.

  4. to the core…if only we can remember it everyday and share it with our loved ones. thank you


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